Our circle of giving
Whitefish Community Foundation
Giving Thanks to our Circle of Giving Donors
You make good things happen in our communities!
circle of giving
The Circle of Giving is a group of like-minded individuals who give annually to support the mission of Whitefish Community Foundation.
Circle donors expand the impact of the Community Foundation with an annual gift of $5,000 or more, with some donors giving as much as $50,000 annually. The Circle of Giving allows donors to pool their resources and create the maximum amount of impact. When you give to the Circle, you multiply the impact of your gift because you are providing important and many times critical funding to hundreds of nonprofits through the Community Foundation Grant Programs. The Circle has grown to include 120 memberships in 2021! Thank you Circle donors!
GREAT FISH CHALLENGE
The Circle supports the Great Fish Community Challenge by providing the Match Fund that inspires thousands of people in our community to give millions to charity each year. The Challenge has raised over $13M to benefit our local communities in just six years.
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The Circle of Giving is the backbone to all of the Community Foundation’s work. 5% of the Circle of Giving provides support for the Foundation’s mission to encourage philanthropy, build endowments, and help donors and nonprofits benefit our communities.
The Circle of Giving provides the funding for the Community Grant Progam that annually benefits smaller nonprofits with grants of up to $4,000. This support impacts projects and programs in communmities all over the Flathead Valley.
It was thanks to the strong Circle of Giving that Whitefish Community Foundation was able to quickly start a Community Emergency Response Fund to support the pressing needs of the community arising from the COVID-19 shutdown in 2020.
THE CIRCLE OF GIVING WAS CONCEIVED TO MEET THE GROWING NEED FOR ANNUAL SUPPORT OF KEY GRANT PROGRAMS THAT GREATLY IMPACT OUR COMMUNITY. TODAY, THE CIRCLE HAS BECOME A VERY NECESSARY PART OF THE SUCCESS OF THE GREAT FISH COMMUNITY CHALLENGE.
WHY JOIN THE CIRCLE
With so many worthy causes in your local community, where do you start? Consider joining the Circle of Giving. Whitefish Community Foundation is the one organization in our region established to support hundreds of causes from education, conservation, and recreation, to human services, arts and culture, and everything in between. We help your gift make impact where it is needed most by performing the important due diligence in all of our grant making.
HOW DO I JOIN THE CIRCLE?
Circle of Giving donors contribute an annual gift of $5,000 or more to Whitefish Community Foundation. Ways to give:
- Check or Credit Card
- Donor Advised Funds/Private Foundations
- Gifts of Appreciated Stock
- Distributions from your IRA if you are 70 1/2
- For more information on how to join this extraordinary group contact Linda Engh-Grady 406-863-1781